Florence Pugh Embraces Authenticity in Hollywood: ‘There’s No Pretending With Me’

The actress is featured on the cover of the Hollywood Issue of ‘Vanity Fair.’
Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh.


Florence Pugh continues to prove how relatable she really is. In a cover story for Vanity Fair’s 29th annual Hollywood Issue, The Wonder star opened up about everything from social media to her upcoming projects. 

Pugh also chatted about being a role model and how she embraces her real, unedited self. She shared that when she first started out in Hollywood, her grandfather asked why she’d show off natural things on her body like cellulite.

“My answer was like, ‘Well, I’d much rather do it than they do it, and then I feel ashamed,’” she stated.

And while Pugh is always stunning on the red carpet, she often reminds her fans that what they see at film premieres is not necessarily what she looks like on a regular basis. The 27-year-old is also quick to credit her glam team.

“There’s no pretending with me. When I put on makeup and step in a wonderful dress, I give credit to the people that made me look like that, and I also want my fans to know that (a) I don’t look like that all the time and (b) I also have stress acne, and I also have hairy eyebrows, and I also have greasy hair,” she shared candidly.

Pugh has previously been outspoken about refusing to comply with Hollywood beauty standards and where her carefree, confident nature stems from.

“I’ve always thought that was a way better way to do it,” she said. “Just be honest and open—then no one has to call you out for anything. You are who you are.”

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